Many of you know my love for anything miniature. I have always had a fascination with miniature; when I was four years old my best friend had a huge Victorian doll house with real mini china and chandeliers and I would play with it for hours, also around that same time (and for a few years after that) Mommy used to take me to her friend's craft store. Mommy loved to talk for hours but I didn't mind because Dotty (that's what the lady's name was) had a glass display counter near the front of her shop and I would sit there and look at all the little beauties she had for sale. I would imagine where I would put them and how I would decorate different rooms and time would just fly by. My friend Molly actually has a blog about the doll house she put together for her daughters' 2007 Christmas present; I just love that.
Basically anything that has to do with miniatures, dioramas, and the like I enjoy...especially model trains and train sets. I have yet to build one but I check books out from the library about them...and I'm always on the look out for bits and pieces at thrift stores and garage sales, hoping to find something to use.
Back when I was a history teacher (junior high and high school) I wanted to set up a shelf high on the wall about a foot from the ceiling where I would have a train that would pass by by different eras in history and travel all around the perimeter of the classroom...but I never found a train or other bits to do that before I left that school. I also always wanted a train for under the Christmas tree or for the Christmas village I want and now, thanks to some of my swapping friends, have some houses and trees for it.
This Christmas season I found an old train set and I just adore it...
Look at the different items it came with
I'm well on my way to having a little village with the train and all...